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Below are your first steps to help you get your tea party off the ground. 

Download our Tea Party guide

Save the date

Do you have a date in mind? Will it be during the Jubilee weekend? If you want to recruit a helper or two, send them a save the date message to make sure they can come before you confirm anything else.

Choose your location

Where would you like to hold your tea party? Whether its at home, at work, in the garden or in your street, think about the facilities you need on the day to make your event a success.

Choose a theme

Whether it’s celebrating this special Jubilee year, holding a traditional garden tea party or hosting a teddy bear’s picnic for younger guests, choosing a theme can help you plan your tea party event. Maybe you can combine with a special birthday or even a beach party, once summer has arrived of course!

What to serve

Cakes, sandwiches, snacks, tea, soft drinks – the options are endless! Homemade or shop-bought? BYO or treats provided?

If you have a health-conscious audience how about a guilt free tea party replacing white bread and scones for tasty wholemeal, bran or fruit muffins. You can slip fruit, veggies and dips in amongst all the cakes and biscuits.

Let your guests know what you will be having and challenge them to make the same.  

Spread the word

Once you have chosen your date and venue then you'll be ready to invite your guests. If you are using social media, email or WhatsApp you can download our Tea Party digital graphic or alternatively you can print out our handy poster.

Digital graphic


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